Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 30, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 30, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAlKl tiO RDOIt BESSKTT, FRCPRIETOB AND EDITOR. ?>FICB ?. V. COBNTR NASSAU AND TCXTOM STB TERMS, rath M advance. THE DHL V HERALD, 2 rrtll ptr ropy?f) per annum. THK H ELKL Y HERALD retry Saturday at < ?nf? ptr rot*, or 13 per unnum ; tht Eurnpttn Ee,itiou%i ptr .miiur* If amy part <7 Great Britain, und tb tvanyyirtvj thtCon w*tnt,Doth U> t/wiuilt Mtttiut. . ALL LE TTE R 8 by Ma il far Subtrription* or *ith Atlvtr mi ?? -ntt ty Of pcki paid, or tkt pattagt w ill Ot itdiutedjrom mt money remitted. ....... V "?* VOL. v . jor. W Ovm Puebiom Corhe^o* ?cur* Aki riiTicvuiiy riuvutiu to ?eai. iu lWTM> tro ficimi ?i?t v?. Votuni* XX Mo. '49 AMV8EMENTS THIS EVENING. HOASWaT TBEATRE, Brctdwij? Cinee*bi.i.a? Turn Omnibvs. ?OWERY THEATRE, Bowtrj- Smani/y M'Oi'imc? 3ua Gal? Limerick Boy. ?BRTON'S THEATRE, Cmmberi itr?et? OvR Set? Wl?A.l'l Li?e. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Bro?dw?j? Tow* ivdOvu.v ?m- 1'hb Critic. METROPOLITAN TBEATRE, Bn>?4wi> -E<t< e?tria? PERFORMANCES. AMERICAN MCSE??? Aforneoa? Evil Eye-Qitb it Bum Evcbjsit -Macbeth. WOOL'S MJNSTRELS, Minnies' B?J1--172 Erot,dw?j. ?BCK EY'S OPERA HOUSE, 639 Bto*1*?j-Bucb U' t ETHIOPIAN OflBA TrovPE. I i ^l.DfON'S OPERA HOUSE, Bope ChBP?l, 718 M><1 J3B (>>< Itrw York, TumUy, January 30, 1833, StaUx for Knrope. PUB NSW YORK HERALD? KD1T10N FOR RI'ROPH. 5he C-jnar-l raull steamship \ir.ada, Oapt. Harrison, Mil teixvo Boston, ou Wednesday, at 11! o'clock, for U IWfUul. The Kurop? an mails ?i!l clone in Un city at a quarter to two o'ooca thin afternoon. the Hjjuld (printed in Knglifh : nd French) w'll o } pnbfcbtou ul -*l o'clock in the motcing. S.ngle cop.? 4 ?? wrappers, Vtot. :n) J > i. cii adv?>rtiiieRi*nta for any editiot . of \b* Mrw York IIie/iLD will br received a*, tbe folio *jog in Fnroje ? l?rvv3W<i?it. . Jotin Ranter, No. ii FaraAlM street. Venu-oa war da, sanlford U Co., No. 17 Corn ani. ?? Wui . Thomas fc Co., No. 19 Catharine street. fjkME. Uvisgiton, Weils & Co., b Place de U' do u rue Tfce contents of the European edition of the Kkkai.d rtB unbrace tbe news received by mail and tele graph at ?dte ?-ffre dur i<g the previous week, and to tb> > boar of >?bi)?ation. The lSew?. ta the United Si&tea 3anate yesterday,? 14r.Se ward presented a met&iria] trcm tbe working* ten or New York city, -mb mg relief by the enactor at of a bill aiknrxp tl?t id to enter npoc wid cniUv ate the pub lic l&Lot. Tbe petition was laid on ti?a table, Phi till to tjoend tbe provisions of th?*<i? dJcial Fee bill ef 1&A3 *o all Territories was pawed- By a decision oi tbe Secretary oi the 1 reasary, tie operations of thse meneure have oeen limited to S tates aod Ore (job Territory. A rewluiion directing tbe raitn WjT?ii:brt? of montynto the Secretary of Minne sota <ras aaovted. Mr. Maflor?, from the Cora mittec cn Nava. AEUim, reported a bill organizing a beard of officers to pat* upon and withdraw *>caj*cfltat<Mi offiters 7'rom the service. the House PwKb 8pottation bt) was read and ordered tj be printed. it doee net differ materially from tbe bill ptmii by tbe Senate last Dcooieo. A motion to re ?on skier tte vote wbertoy tbe bill for toe relief of the parties interested in tbe privateer General Aim strong ?as pawec, was disagreed to. Tbe Army Apprt-pnation bill fu taken up, aa-1 M*. Hunter wmd to amend tbe provision relative to raising a toree for tbe suppression of aoprehendsd Indian bcetibties, by providing for two regrmnt* of caval ry and five hundred voio nteers to act as sconu and gunks lit twelve months. Get. Shields proposed two cavaJry anci too infantry regiments. Gen. Houston cui"gizsd tbe Indian*, thought tbe pre test tfiSfi .n.'ripB were magnified. and was oi opinion that lite appointment of comm.es-oaere, as provl !ed 'or :n ".he bUl. was tbe best ud only sesttMiy ??o6e t ct the present tmerge>:y. Mr. Jonei, of rennestee, thought tbe Senate should ca:ry ont the r*coiLiDeE<i&tk:iiH of tbe President, and was sur prised to find Mr. Hunter, wbom be styled "the light arm o' !be admiu straticn," acting in opposi *>ot to tbe w.fces of ibe ?xecutive bruichot the gov* rLmtnt. W bout coming to a vote on tbe qu<w txn wt .-*Latea<!j:urned. It is thought that the ejipos.tion of Gen. 'lonetot. will lead to a modiflca **? of the extreme views of tbe War Dapax;ment .? regard to tics tester. In tte tonne tbe Secve bill sotfionz'.n^ tbe *<e retary of ue Navy to devat in a steamer and under to tbe relief of tat O.innell A-cti.- exoed' uon was taken no ami uassed. Tie fcxis C -editor a bill was aaoe tne special orJer for tie titl February. Mr. T?y.or,i f Tennessee, introduced a bill estah cjtt.nguQL.Jorm rn.e of naturalization, which w*s rrferrec. Mr. Catting offe-ed resolutions affirming tbe importance ani ne:ess *.y of oar gov.T-iuieu; taking measures to extend commercial inter: inrse with Japan aod Ciana. ami proposing a vjte of thana* to C.,m. Perrj. Ilesiiatioss from *,he Ja ?k.<ary Committee d.sapprovicg a: d diUaffirmtaf it* ac'8 of tbe Mnresjta legislature incorporating tbe Minnesota and Northwesters Railroai Company, and tbe Transit Railroad Comoany, were offered by Mr. Cnttwg, aad adapted by a vote of 1 1C to 10 Tbe bilj to enable tbe ptopla of Oregon to fom a Stale government w*e parsed. Tie prtoeedoigs n rbe Ne? York Legislature yeru.day were naicportart. in *he A"e*mb'.y ;be sleruaiioB on the prohibitory liijoor bill was rasniMd. Tte motica of Mr- Colemui, f? strike out tbe second seriivn? iciatiLg to the appointment of venders ol' S< nors? wat defeated. Tbe section, however, was amentied t-o at to confer tbe appointing power noon supervisor* and justice*. Our special correspondent at Albany furnahes seize interest^ig information respecting tbe movements of certain clai Hants up >n tte 8: ate treasury, to which we direct a teition. The subject of harbor encroathmenti Is in a fa r way to receive a pretty tboroogh invesCgattoa. Tue Lcgls^tive committee enter upon their labors to mor't w, ami they will be assisted by a de'.egaJ.m ti*m Twcton, and acy nrmoer pf onto'd'rt. * steamboat excursion rc r.nd tbe barber, and an acti Mailt iaw disner a. the Astor w.l) probtb yo n ?.<>oe ~Jit cr|otry. Tbe sales of cottcn yesterday were confined to 400 a 500 bales, tbe matket closixg tirm atabc>it B|c. a w jr. for mido.ing Uplands, 9c. for F.onda, 94c- for Mcbi:e,atid Oj:. for lex..r aid Ne * Orleans. The sto k of cottcn in tlis market is lesc at preseat than "t tae bfen at tbe sime season fo- many years Mil. There was no New Or.ejtos, and not snuzh ever IOO ct 200 baiee of Mobie io toe ma K -t. Dm was in Vlter ile manu for common gr ides of MatTj and abcct 1.200 a l.'OO bbls. were taken for exptrt, a; $8 12. i'^Lcy aLd extra grades, with o'acac.or aid Boctb?rn, were at aooot Uat week a ftkta Cora cUied at 98:. for prix? Southern wtrte.atd 97t.for Jewey jei.ow. Jersey rye^-jid at $1 30. Pork wss n fa r dex'?nt?, at $12 .r>0 for ole a>< se. and lar^ at 0^0. a 10c. fit export, ^his key was ,ower, w.tb aaJts of p." sob barrels at 33a. c?ht) and J3cj. . time. r'ter-tg ex haoge c ose: a* 9c. a 94c. far god bankers' liUs, wt .> some l.?nktrs. s?i J not to care abcii*. draeiag. asked 9|?. - a ncm-uai rate. A naaa mset ng oi wj ? agm?a wis last even,r.g n the i"ab?ro? ie, tweons i^r bos emoby BKxt can oe font] for tte people of tbs coontry at goo?l ?ag?a Two speakers ad 5 rested tie ueetlnij J o favor of making the dityoo fore ga Kinnfa i' irei <?e hundred per cent, acd argued that this was the <ay so.'ct/oB of tno iji.estion. Tbe audiea.e, ao* ever, iseoed ?tir'ded ;n opiaioa. Speaker* w :h o.fT'ren; rewi came forward to five tbaro u" ? u. t, but tbe ga* w*' m < :h evoua y '.orrsd off, aid * ** '** ? ' - ? * .-MeJ I ?' AVft the meeting broke op amid noise, confanoa and rowdyism. 1 sketch of the affair is given iiano.her oolumn. In the law courts yesterday there were a few cases of gTeat interest decided. Judge Roosevelt decided upon granting the apj>o ntment of a Receiver in the case of the Empire City Bank. Jadgea Mitchell and Morris affirmed the decision of toe Jndge af. special term, denying the motion for a mindamas to compel the Parker Vein Coal Company to permit stockholders to mike transfers of shares. The ? ? went in the case of Seoor ' CowbI, who mo?, i. 7.*^" * la Mexican I ?o u. ? surged tg,m arraet, I was continued, and the decision of th$ Judge ia re served. A motion t? discharge Mrv tortis Jafeet, the hotel proprietor, from arrest,, ^aa also r-.srte, and decision reserved. A good deal of business wa' 3 transacted 'ji the Board of Aldermen last evenir g. Tue Fire Marshal presented His lii=t sem.-annr iB(,ort *1 ttve results . of his investigat.ons of tir*^ from tha flnit of Jue to ;he first of December ^4. Xne report has been compiled with care, t wc nave m doubt 'to.tj the vigilance displayed by \b is very atte cffiser, incendiaiisr jb wm be unkw/n ia our can mnnity, as theyb 4ve evidently beew already grer:ly diminished. T> ,e Fire Marshal tea tnat not air furnace fluea fcre the cause ?t several bcilHings taking fire ; he advises that builders VaouM take Honr e decided action fca the aa&ttor, and adopt w jans to prevent t*e danger so manifest in the present plan cf ? oonstruotwn. Ine re port r 30WS the arrest ot twelve persona c'aarg w .th arson. Oat of this'jumber, a merohint hia beer j convicted of 11 attsfjpU uo fire -his own pre mr !M, atd sea'.enced to four y eare and six months fcc the State prison; aaoiher or ibe -located was * ?nvictedof*ett?gtire*oa dwotiiofUouMj, rrceiv. ing a ?sneence of ten- y?ars to tne Stele prisoi; one was tried and aoquitxd, and t?o new retai n iu j p-iuon awKttng trial; the others -were dlicnargel for the want of ?vic!e?ce. The investigations give, 88 tear as can be Msertainod, tho lois by fire fui i the aaionnt of ionnjioe, alsa the origin of each fire, and It will^e wen that out ert the wnole number sixty were -beyond a doubt she work of the incen diary; thirty-four s upposed to be designedly ?et on lire, and etehtytix the resalt of ajciient. The total number of -ties, from June to November, I8i4, wee one hundred and eighty. The total lo>8 of pi>oper:y waa $i07, 342. The total amonnt of in enrancec *ffected on those premise* was $1,240,0.^ . The Boird concurred with the Cauaclimen to ap propriate $2,QC0 for the oe.ot ration ot Wasbingtea's birthcaj. Tbe annual report of sundry sivio^s bants were received, and ordered on file. A repor; in favor of transla'.ing Justice Osborne to the Mayor's effite, there to held his court as a police magistrate, in consequence of tbe increased feasi neee of that department, was adop'ed. Xl?r Llqrvor Bill In ttae Assembly, and tbe Urtit Ttmptraiicc Reform Movement of tin- -Know Kothln|i<. In the discussion, laps week, of the prohibi tory liquor bill pending before the Assemoly, Mr. -Coleman. of tbe Astor Iloase, took occar sion to show, in a fair argument, supported by the positive testimony oi cur new Mayor, tbat the existing laws, if faithfully carried oat, are sufficient lor the suppression of the crying evils of intemperance, aud "ha', from the suc cessful experiments introduced by Mayor Wood, tbe ne laws can be readily enforced. The champions and organs, however, of absolute prohibition will admit nothing, and accept nothing short of tbe Maine law. which tbey contend is the universal and only iofallible panacea against the grogshops, and tbe crimes, diseases and destitution of which tbey are the frightful nurseries. It is very remarkable tbat onr moral and social reformers at Albany, in their ab-orbing solicitude upon this subject of temper -nee, should be blind to the great spontaneous move ment going on amcng the American people, the object of which is to strike at the very root of this prevailing vice of drunkenness. We refer to the great temperance and moral reform movement of the Know Nothings. The root at which they are striking is the rum and ruffian influence which for twenty-five year# ' past has been so extensively aud so shune ! lessly tbe controlling element of our party politics and our local and general elections. This thing ha* be^n the prolific source ol the drunkenness which has so largely supplied our scaffolds. State prisons, asylums and alms houses with their wretched victims. Tbe rum and rowdy tactics which have so long con trolled the conventions, associations. caucuses and j rimary elections of our old political par ties h ivo been to the grog-shoos and " the Tombs"' what West Point is to the army. At West Print tbe cudet receives the highes: edu cation io the art of "*ar. At Tammany Hall or the Broadway House, inconnection with our primary elections, sbor' boys, assassins, and burglars have been as thoroughly trained in toe uppliances o'' .rum and rowdyism in the contiol of tbe affairs ol the Sute ani the federal government. No Maine law can reach this party nuisance; but unless it is reached, the ir.o?t stringent pro hibitions of our Albany philanthropists will be contemptuously disregarded and defied by oir | old party .pipe-layers, including the managers <ftLe St- ward free-negro coll water coalition ! themselves. But the sooer, respectable and I orderly g:eat muldle classes of the people. after having submitted to this outrageous and i degrading despotism of rum and ruffianism at the polls until forbearance any longer is out of the question, have spontaneously I risen, we repeat, in tbe terrible array of the ' Know Nothings, to cv.rry out. among other wholesome changes, the greatest moral and | bmperance reform of the age. in tbe dest.uc ! tion of the old party system of controlling the | polls by gange of drunken savages, hired to ? 'kncck down ami drag out"' inoffensive but obnoxious voters at so much per head. This whig and democratic system of rum and j ruffianism commenced with the hickory clubsof i General Jackson's lime, and such was their in fluence at that day over the popular mind, that, to a lamentable extent, they diffused the de grading impression over tbe land that pa'.riot l Ism and drunkenness were the ?arac tbiag. Th.s mon*trou> heresy culminated in the Hir rison carnival of 1840. when the baroaric orgies of loote doggerels. Lard cider and log cabins intoxicated tbe whole country, and left that nu meror.? brood of drunkards upou society which called up the general bat fruitless reactionary movement of toe 'endurance people succeed ing that election. Moral ?uasion" could not reach tie scarce of 'he evil. Liquor was tte ruling element of the campaign of 1M8, and. ibrough its powerful political influence, gave a ne w impulse to intemperance, far and wide. It sp te of all tho benevolent effort* to irust it o! tbe Fon- and Daughter* of total ab stio< nee. headed by FaU.er Matb^w. Between the campaign of '4K and tDat of '.">2, tfce temperance societies began to change their ' moral suasion ' into de ided political acti >n. This action has resulted in the adoption of tfce potiey of the absolute prohibition of grogshops machinery of the campaign of '52 wis managed as before, beginning at the Baltimore con ventions, and extending to all the party cliques and clubs throughout the countrj, by the same demoralizing agencies of brandy and black guards, and ruffians and rum. Now, these disgusting and corrupting politi cal agencies are practically at an end, or will be. The Maine liquor 1?*?, we r ? 4,0011 ? -,?i. - ? ' ^ay, does mi toil great reli and T _.orm movement o t the Know Nothings does reach them^ and lays the aae t!i their rootB. The peaceable and orderly middle classes of the people have quietly, bat spontaneously, Tieen to claim and exeroise their rights in our popular elections. They are 'doing the ?,ork very mysteriously, but very potently. And they are effecting no greater or better revolution than (n the overthrow ol those old party tactics oi ram and ruffians. Neither tree liquor nor subsidies in cash to hired bullies are employed or needed by the Know Nothing oouncils. They meet mysteriously and adjourn peaceably; but they do their work most beautifully. From the progress which they are making in upsetting the estimates, plane a ed machinery of the effete and corrupt old party grog- drinking caacnses and club-law primary elections, it is manifest that our elec tion bullies will be wofully out of liquor, eat of pocket, -and oat of employment in the ettn palgn of ?5G. In fact, with that campaign we confidently expect t fiat the whole mass of short boys, stool pigeons, cutthroats and draaken vagabonds, who have so long beaten or intimi dated 'honest men from the polls, will all be driven off and superseded by the terrible but peaccable and temperate Know Nothings. Is not this "a consummation most devoutly to be wished?" Is it not? in the political movements of the day? Is it not of all things tfce most desirable that these hired gangs of drunken outlaws, -so long controlling our elec tions, should be -driven to the extremity of star vation or the State Prison, or to some honest empioyment, and that the polls should be purged of thefce fruitful sources of intemperance and critae? In this light we consider the Know Nothings as huving in band the greatest aud most wholesome temperance movemen. of the age. In fact, if they accomplish nothing else than the overthrow of the rum and rowdy tac tics of the old political parties, and the substi tution of sobriety and order in our elections, they will nave -accomplished a higher achieve ment than the conquest of Mexico or the pur chase of the hland oi Cuba. We care but little one way or the other for the new humbugging liquor law before the As sembly. But, regarding the great moral reform movement of the Know Nothings as striking at the head spring of drunkenness in these United States, and the diseases and corruptions which have destroyed our old political parties, we wish and we predict its complete success. The Know Nothings are the great practical, poten tial temperance party of the present day. l,The work goes bravely on." Look to the Know ! Nothings. The Virginia Campaign? Henry A. Wise and the Herald Reporter. ? We publish to day the report from our special reporter ot another ot Mr. Wine's stamp speeches, lately delivered at Charlottesville. Va. It appears from tine report thar, Mr. Wise is sorely ai noyed by the presence ot the inoffensive re porter of the New York Herald, and his rather ungenerously attempted to drive him off the course by a decidedly unti-chivalrh effort at intimidation. We are sorry lor this on Mr. Wise's account ; but as he really appears to be ignorant of the mission of our reporter, we shall endeavor, in a few worus. to enlighten the democratic nomi nee lor Governor of Virginia upon th> subject. His excitement is unnecessary ? hie suspicions havo no foundation in fact ? and his dread of our reporter is very absurd on the part of so sensible a politician as Mr. Wise. The Herald reporter in question has been simply engaged in Virginia in impartially reporting the speeches of Mr. Wise for the cdilication of the readers of this paper, and as an attaehi of this establWh meD;. Nothing more. He is not the ambassa dor of &i>y clique of New York politicians, de tailed to Virginia to aid in the defeat of Mr. Wise. We suspect, that to effect that object, no such extraneous assistance will be needed; bu- we can't help it if Mr. Wise foresees the result. It is liardly a matter of surprise, how ever, that Mr. Wise should fail to ap preciate the fact that a reporter from the New Yoke Herald office has Oeen despatched all the way to old Virginia to report the elec tioneering speeches of the democratic candidate for Governor ot that State. Wtien the lo;al newspapers of ihe towns and villages a', which he is addressing the people from day to day cut him off with a short paragraph, it may be somewhat difficult to believe that a young man should come down all the way from New York to report him in lull tor the Herald. Such is the fact, though. We a-sure Mr. Wise there is no trick in it whatever, except the trick of superior newspaper enterprise and liberality. Nothing more. It is a trick peculiar to the independent press, and particularly peculiar to this journal, to look up, explore and tcrret out all sorts of news upon public affairs, far and near, that may be interesting to our readers. And so, for a good many years past, we have been in the habit of publishing in full the speeches of Tbmniauy Hall and all political and other public gatherings in thie region and in the .States mound us. But this practice, we dare say. is new to Mr. Wise, and thus his suspicions ire excited of a deep laid New York plot to bunt him down by an active and merciless emissary in the disguise of a reporter from the Herald office. And yet a Hblald reporter is no new thing in Virginia Oar reporters ac companied President Polk, President Fillmore, and Daniel Webster in their Virginia travels, reporting 'he speeches and proceedings at their vaiious rectptions, in full, and noboly complained of it. The Virgiuiaus themselves, t with their characteristic good sense, raiher liked it than otherwise. Instead ot badgering our reporter from point to point, we really think that if Mr. Wise de sires the walest circulation of his speeches, it is bis policy to render said reporter all neces sary facilities. Let bim judiciously remember that '? a chiefs amang them takin' notes." and be will have no occasion to complain of the re porter of tfce New York Hbrald. The Cask or ins Sardinian Frioate.? It will br.v? b"en noticed that tbe administration bav* at leck'th bestirred tb'nuelvea in relation ? f ' T- "H whl :h is <.uu'ng here \ trict Attorney b* ? and the Collee' 40 wrltteo 10 ^ Collector, a revenue c '<or ha8' or ia ?boat to despatch so that <" '^ter to board the Italian vesBel; o ' -or the present, all fears of danger t rom Sardinian rogues may be dispelled. It is worth noticing, however, that the altnt nistration only took measures in thiB matter at | the last moment, and when it seemed from th9 ! notoriety which Wft? being given to th* j that some political capital might 3<i %a<le out 1 of it. Mayor Wood wrote a f^U account of the ! vessel and her cargo to Wa^g^g ton a? back as the 2d of January^ t?ul not the slightest I notice was taken of. oia cearnunication. It was only when the press took the matter up, and people generally tseoanc excited about the im pudence of the Sardinian authorities, that Mr. Marcy felt it worth his while to interfere. It is merely a second edition of the Kosxta letter, which Marcy now repudiates. Olb Bull's Musical Entbrttusk Constwu. tionaJj Dousts. ? Some weeks since a card was published in the newspapers by Ole Bulil, lessee and manager of the new Opera House, under Mr. James Phalen, offering a prize of a thousand dollars for the best opera of native American composition. At a time when eo many doubts have been raised as to what constitutes -e. legal identification with the soil, this spirited offer of the Nor wegian violinist has naturally led to numerous inquiries on the part of foreign musical aspirants, who have not as yet completed their probation for citizenship. In order to put an end to these interpellations, and relieve him self from the trouble wnich they occasion him, Mr. Bull has published the following notifica

tion : ? Sir? In answer to the many inquiries wh-ch bare been made, both privately ami througti the public journal*, as to who in entitled to compete for tbe opera prize of one ttoasand dollars, whicn 1 offer aa lessee and mana ger of tbe Academy of Manic, permit me to state toat I am very much surprised that any bat one construction could be put upon mp offer. I think tbe eligibility for competition is nettled defi nitely by tbe constitution of the United states, which gives to every adapted citizen equal rights with those born upon tbe noil. Upon this broad ground I bane my offer, and consider It open to every lull and resident citizen of the United States. If I am in error in my position, anl you can ?hotv rne in what my error lies, I shall take H an a favor if you will point It out, and ita remedy. I ain, sir, youri, most obediently, < if !?: BIJI.-.. Office of the Academy of Music. Fourteenth streeet, Jan. 24, 1856. Now, conclusive as this explanation may ap pear to the writer's own mind, it still leaves room for Bome embarrassing questions. Ia deed, it was hardly to be expected that the great violinist could solve, with a single flourish of his pen ? as in a stoeeato passage with his bow ? the difficulties with which his proposal is surrounded. In the first place we would ask htm whether he means to include in it onr native born citizen* of ebony tint, and of souls tuned to harmony, such as are to be fonnd congregated in merry groups in George T. Downing's oyster cellar. It is true thit the right to vote of this class is discouraged in gen eral practice, although it is not ignored by the constitution. Does our munificent impresario mean to carry this distinction into the field of art ? He would make a great mistake if he did. Tnere is no race that we know of that have such a fund of rich musical genius and in vention. They are literally gushing over with fun and melody. We will stake our life on it, that a native American nigger opera, of the true heroic style, would prove a greater attrac tion at the Fourteenth street house than all the (irisis, Biacibillis. and Tilburinis of the Italian yrical stage. Did not the black Malibran set all the fashionable habit u?b of her Majesty 's theatre in London crazy ? And is not Aldridge, the Afrioau Roscius. playing Hamlet, in Denmark, to crowded houses, with all the advantages of an accurate mise en scenc ? Reflect upon these facts, good Mr. Bull, and amend your card. The Academy of Music will never have such another chance. Why, the very announcement of such classical productions as "Jim Crow in Egetto," or - Sambo in Corinto," would set the town wild with curiosity, and coavert the dreary empti ness of the New Opera House into a perfect wilderness of heads. There is another class of our native born citi zens which is also interested in clearing up any doubt* that may exitt npon these points. Sup pose, tor instance, that the distinguished musi cal geniuses of the Blackfeet, Iroquois, Tusca rora and Choctaw tribes, should take it into their heads to compete tor the Ole Bull prize. ai>d Mud in operas of their peculiarly energetic style of composition, would their right to com pete be denied ? If any race on this continent can be paid to be of the pure, unadulterated primeval stock, it is the Indians of North Ane rica; anil if their musical science be not pro found, it can at least claim the merit of being original, which is more tban can be said of the science of some of the more modern of the Italian composers. Why should not an Indian opera, with a squaw prima donna, prove as a"; tractive as a bad reproduction of an Italian composition, sung to an audience who under, stand but little either of its language or its musical merits? We leave the question tor oir ! Norwegian pundit to decide. Although not included in the same category of native born citizens, we should like 10 kuow , if the rigid rule of exclusion established by the condition laid down in Ole Bull's card is meant to extend to another race, which prides itself on having produced more poets and birds than all other nations put together. Are the countrymen of Moore aud of Carolan, who nap pen not to have completed their term of natu ralization, to be denied the privilege of making "their sweet voices'' heard? Should this prove to be really what Ole Bull means, we caa only say that the loss will l?e his. Irish opera could not fail to prove an immense attraction, more particularly to a Fourteenth street audience. All those who love harmouy and perfect con cord of sound, would go and hear Irish opera. We think that we have now said enough to prove to Ole Bull that his second notification requires revision. An operatic manager who speculates upon a successful result to his la- ' bors, should calculate carefully all bis carls. If we are correct in the construction which we have put upon the terms of his proposal, we are afraid that he has overlooked those which were roost likely to turn up trumps. If Italian opera will not go down at the Academy of MuMc. the lessee mast get some musio that will, or the title of the house will be a misnomer. Between nigger. Indian and Irish opera, it will be hard indeed if he cannot hit the taste of the public. | Superior < 'oar I? In Chamber*. Itrfcr# Hon. tadg* Hoffman. TBI CAS* OP SENOR ARRAKOOU AS D TBI *7X1CAH OOVKRNMKKT. Jam. 29 ? In the motion to ''.iMharg* S*o?r Arranffoit from arrant, Mr t) D. I-onl eon-laded kit nrjr uroaat io to U* ??jt?4.ii. Mi. J. ^ uu.ua Mti the litest BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TEi;cGRAPH|, From Wuhl ^ CKN. hooptoii's oppownor ,o T1IB KINNEY ELPEDIf L ' *AE~" PROCLAMATION gXV ANOTHER N'.itTKALITy MOYEIIEN,p rtl *WSD? ANTI-ISP V NOTlflNG U,UI ? ? TBK sknate, ETC. Wahhuwws, Jan. 29, 18.S5. General Houston'^ speech to-toy, in opposition to Jetlercon Davii' coir'tem| lated laiiac war, will probably haw the effect o f causing Congrexa to heaitate ere they sanction hostilities against the starving Iml.anr. It la und?rr\ood the President intends immediately to issue a proclamation against lb* Kinney expedition. Colonel Ki'iiney ccroplaius bitterly t'aat the administra tion IM-'uim into the difficulty, apparently only to desert hin ?von the firs', opportunity. ?Mfhi-rH. Weller and Douglas intend to introduce aoti Mnew Nothing resolutions into the Seiitte, and at once make It a party issue. TI1K KINNEY EXPEDITION ? A DELINQUENT JUDGE, ETC. Washington, Jan. 20, 1855. A rumor preyails that tbe President's proclamation against the Kinney expedition will be issued to-morrow. Col. Kinney's quarters at the National Hotel, are thronged with tbe officers of the expedition, and a general exami nation of arms is going on. Considerable dissatisfaction at the protracted absence of tbe Federal Judge of the Northern District of Cali fornia from his post is felt by the California delegation, one of whom intends introducing in the Senate to day a resolution inquiring as to the cause thereof. Tliey a\y that the interests of tbe admiralty must suffer from this absence. The Star says it hai received letters confirming the statement of an excitement in Cuba, and is daily expect ing to hear of an outbreak. The steam Ore engine built in Cincinnati, for Boston, was tried to day, and worked admirably. UNITED STATES SUPREME CO0RT. Wahhinotov, Jan. 29, 1855. Roseoe R. Heath, of Virginia, was admitted an attor ney and counsellor of the court. No. 28. ? \ lctorie L. Shields and al appellants, vt. Ro bert I*. Barrow. ? Cause wan submitted to th? court on printed argument by Mr. Benjamin*, for appellants, and by Mr. laneu .'or tbe appellee. No. 4U. ? Wm. A. Month, appellant, vs. Ferdinand Clark. Argument of the cause was continued t>y Mr. Tlratlley, lor the appellant, and by Messrs . Lawrence an 1 May, for toe appellee, and coaeiudel by Mr. Bradley, for the appellaut. Lnii M from the Stale Capital. KXTEN81VE COMBINATION TO HOD TE? TREASURY BALLOT BOXES IN NKW YORK ? THE CANAL EXPKN l IJITUREH ? PHUKET MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS NA I TCTKALIZATION PAPERS ? THE T*MPERANCK BILL I THE APPOINTTENTB, ETC. ? Albany, Jan. 29, 1SS5. It i* evident that the mammoth echemeof drawing j million* of dollar* from the State Treasury? or the Canal Fund, which i? the name thing? by mill owner* and I other* pnmteMiing property along the banks of the One i see river, is to b" consummated at the present ieseiou of | the Legislature. There are nearly sixty person* in this , formidable combination, besides banking corporations, I trustee* of insoivont ^peculating companies, 'executors and fceir* of varioue estate*, he. They allege that the ' State is indebted to them in an immense amount of ' money, for having used the waters of the (ienesee river ; In feeulng the Erie and Genesee valley canals ever since the year Wsl, now some twenty-three year*. At thi last session, ? special committee of the House reported a bill providing for a just and equitable appraisement and estimate of all *.ho?e claimants, the award made to tie paid either in rooney or State certificates at 5 per cent, made equal to a liar stock. The bili pasted the Huuse, tut wfcg arretted in the 3?nate. | " Monsieur Tonson comes again'' this ?esslon. A I pleasure is made upon this legislature wluch may p nve sucteikful. A resolution was adopted by the Senate at the l*?t session compelling every person claiming da mages from the State to certify, Hnder oath, the proba i We or actual amount of such claim. Thi* the Ko;he*ter gentry ret used to do. In order to relieve th?;m from conforming to that salutary resolution, which evcryboJy else is compelled to submit to, on Saturday iaeta resolu tion was adopted by the senate relieving this formida ble army of injured parties from swearing to any amouot I of claim; in ether words, excluding them from the ope rations of the resolution of 1 844. Since then, Senator* have had time for reflection, and senator Danfortb moved to idc nd the resolution adopted on ftsturday. He was rut ported ly Senator llicbard*, chan man on claim*, and oppoeed by Senator Bishop, of Rochester. It rescinded, however, and th"*e petitioners will be ? oiupelled, individually, to twear to the several ?vimt winch they have actually lost, in consequence of the nav.gation 'of the Erie and (iene?ee t alley canals. This is rignt and proper. This combina tion of a iwghty power have no right to walk into the treasury tbrougn any other avenue, than the owner or a clam liofct, whose property become, injuied by the careles-ness ol State offictr*. Thi amount claimed for those water*, Mr. Danlorth stated, would likely be over a million of dollart . Mr. Buhop thought is wj'ilu not exceed three Uunarel thousand dollars. Mr. Brooke introduced a hill designating the num'jer of ballot* and ballot boxes to be hereafter used a" ele tions in the city of No* York. The bill was referred to the city delegation !or their opinion. l'he r^snlntion oPered a lew dayi ?mce by Hoo. Mr. Dickinson, to investigate the manner in wliicu one h in dred and nineteen thousand .1 .liars was spent the last season, on the first section of the canai, for repairs, was taken up, and after some opposition hy Messrs. C otby and Pra;t, was adopted. Mr. D.. although a 'vhig friend of the Supeiinteudent, w.ll -ferret oat ' the mis chief, if any l'es at too bottom. Mr. Whitney presented a petition thi* Bsroiiij, s<gn?d by some fear nuiidred citizen* ot Auburn, Cay uga county , asking for a law tc prevent setret military organizations and secret armories, an i al*o to prevent the orxaoi/a tion of foreigners 10 distinct military co'p* As tnis com*-* from the immediate constituents of the Hoo. W o. H. Seward, it may not he amis, to quote a sentence or two from the memorial* Italleges ? 'tfiatsecre' m.l tary organizations, not rec gn ul b? law, are rapidly spread ing throughout the State, and that military compauiee, under ihe form o' law, out excluaive to a degree nere'.o fore unknown in tnis country ? an exclusion thai d s cards alike the Proteetaat in faith ani the native born American from a partie'patloo in a large portion of the State military is (preening with a zeil uneq iall*l m the hiltory of this comro> nwealt'i." Wherever an oppo* - tion to our sy""em of cummon schoDl* has bsen man. felted, there almost immediately ipring into being or ganized military companies from the opponents 01 that system and in most, if not all such localities, in a short, space of time, secreily organized military hsnd* were discovered to nave an existence under the name of tlie " fiuarJ of 1 ibertv." Tlie petitioner* a?k for a law that will for'urt the deposit of any arms or military equip ment*, except us merchandise for saic, other Uiao ?.iere the law diiectf ? that shall forbid any aseociation* to drill ss a mil.'iry company excep it be organized b? law? | that shall limit the enrollment of foreigners to one tenth the existing number* of each company? and the initi ation of acommi-sion to examine all places in which deiiosit* of military armament* may bo made. The pe titioner* further state '? they hold it to be the Cret duty of every American to uphold in their parity, at every i sacrifice, the in*titution* e*tabli*hed hy them?el?e*. Of these institutions your petitieners regard the militia system as the right arm. and when it. it calied into pow?-r should represenT. unalloyed. American sentiments and A men i an will." _ rbese petition* intend to reach the Irish, Hutch. 1 a lian. Scotch and French organizations. The i-eg sla- , ture will, of course, he advised of the fact that a 1 large number of "Continental" military organization* f lift, wt.oee drilling and ratnuuvring are perfectly | ?secret. ' *o secret that no person out a regularly in- j Itiatec Know Nothing i* permitted to join them, and that tbry also have ? secret armories." and m litary , *rmam?uts deposited in place* not ??ordered hy law," and j that thsy will not organize under the militia laws, nor | atta. h their sslves to any tiattAlion or rvgimeot o: the Saw Ycr* State miiitia A law of thi* nature would ef fectually arrest all'further target shootiog.hy the tea le?, firemen. Ac . whose members are in daily practice .n the city of New York. In the Hou?e, Mr. Wager, of Dutches* called up hi* resolution dir-cting the Judiciary Committee to inquire and report whether certain court* in thi* State have net exceeded thetr power* in granting na'uralization paper* to foreign*- re. The geoll'-men spoXe quite etfert eely on the ?.uh.ect. ' He continued that county cjurt*, having lo cimu,on law junediclion, were no. rompetent to is*ae certificate* of nat'iralizs t'on, nei'her were Mayor*1 courU of ctt.es, nor the Jtistlc**' ? oust of tfte city of Alb?ny. He sai 1 tb? man 11 lecture of citizens from the raw material wa< per formed too basely. The transition of a prsoo Iroin a suhisct of a foreign p.^tent.te, king or prince, into ? frs? mar a . ir.jen oi the l nite.1 States-is a matter of the most eolemn anc imposing character. He was opyed to the system of further allowing Jimmy to ??-ar that '? fat" has been a resident of thi* oontrr for fire tsar* and borne a good moral character ne.tner did be wi.b to allow sin-ply cl.rks of court* to grant any natu ralization papers, t ut tbat?aU caee* aUuuld bs brought before the Supreme .ludg* for hi- Investigation In Albany there is a rourt called the Justices' Court, in wh ch naturalization paper* have h-en tinted by wholesale. I Thi? court ha* been pronounced by Judge Brons.m. not a court of record in the understanding of the law ia relt tlon to naturalization. Mr. Wager.thinks the peop e are not .ipne-essartlv alarmed a* the facility and rap.dity with whicn. for-gnere are transformed into Atn--.cao citizen*. He concluded by hoping the Supreme Tourt would take Immediate measures to probitu all mf.rior court* from uwuing certificates of nat..ra ita.ion. No qnestlon was taken upon his reaolution. bat it will l* i unanimo u*It when aga n raU?d up for action. The State Tem^eranre Society, having control o. the 1/ciiU'iirs. base decided that the final vote oo the t?-mper.ir.'-e bill m the bo?*es ahall be taken en the lith day of FeSruary. and Mr I'alniT, (."bA.rm.n on Com roe ts tc. dav laid a re* .lotion to that ef-.-t on the table. Ibi" ?? to' *trn t accordance with eur pr?lut one from the star', '-bat the Prohib-tory Liquor la* .s a ?? c?.Mtarv on?st.on ?? ttat "f the I n t??l ??*??? Seoa^-r, I kb'i u.?? IM> into woman he aikissu u> ee ?trs aioo it | \h* whig party bad aeriouslv taken position uu the pro hibitory platform 1 Not the kadar* . The Houfc? ban agreed that attar this weak iti daily aetrioLS ??ball commence an hoar earlier, via.: ten o'cloc k. Two daily sessions are now being held, but thorn after dinner ara rather sluggish affairs. Hie Exigency is sorely perplexed with rtgtaiS to hie appoiatmeot*. He la between two (team boiler* down to the lowest guage cock. On the one sldn the State political temperance dictaton claim that all nominations rent into the Senate shall be persona dis tinguished for their total ahstinence. Tins dictation baa begun in relation to the Staten Island health officer. On tbe other hand, the whig politicians, who openly iodulga in the ardent, ' 'swear terribly" that they will have a certain portion of the offices. Tbe applicants lor har bormasters in New York returned home last week under the instructions of the "m?n who keeps the Covernor," that none but strictly temi erance men wi>uld Micceed. Tbe tables are beginning to turn. Mr. Petty 'a resolution was cot rated up this morning: the House waa too thin. It ia expected to-morrow. Know Nothing Victories In Tex a a. Baltimore, Jan. 29, 185S. 1 ate advice* from Texas state that at Austin, Han An tonio, Houston, Victoria, and Lavaeca, tbe Know Noth ings elected all Ibeir officers. The Steoniihlp Canada. Bokton, Jan. 1866. Tbe Canada will sail on Wednesday at 10 o'clock. Thft ? mails dote at 8 o'clock. Snow Slorm at the Wert. DETENTION OK THE CHICAGO AND MISSISSIPPI RAIL ROAD TRAIN. Chicago, Jan. 29, 1865. We have bad another fierce storm of snow and wind. Tbe train on tbe Chicago and Miaiissippi Railroad, with a large number of passengers and several members of tbe Legislature, were frozen up on'the prairie, in snow some eight feet deep. Tbe paasengers burned the car*, ami by robbing tbe cara of a consignment of oyster* preserved themselves from starvation. By laat account* they are still there. Relief, however, bad been sent to thorn on Saturday night. Prom the Capo of Good Hope. Bosrow, Jan. 29, 1855. By tbe arrival of the ship Polynesia at thia port thill morning we bave Cape Town dates to December 5. The news, however, ia of no importance. !.ord lirey, Governor of the Province, arrived at Ckpa Town December S. Suspicious movements are noticed in the papers, indi cating troubles with the Kaffirs, who charge tbe English with shooting their cattle, but no actual outbreak had occurred up to tbe time of tbe departure of the Poly- ' nesia. Contract for the Completion of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad. Trot, Jan. 29, 1855. The contract for the completion of the Troy c.nl Green field Railroad, including the Hoosac Tunnel, was con cluded at Boiton on the 27th inst. E. W. Terrell k Co. - are tbe contractors, and the terms of the ? ontract are | i,uch aa to insure tbe two million dollars I an to tbe com- j pony by the State of Massachuaetta. Fatal Railroad D1 carter. Portland, Jan. JO, 1856. The morning train from thia city for Bath and Au guata, ran off the track this morning about three mile from Prccumscoth river, in Falmouth. The engine wa precipitated down an embankment into a small stream carrying the engineer, Mr. Small, and tbe tireimn, Mi* Amea, with it. Mr. Small waa fastened beneath the .0*1 gine and was drowned, while Mr. Ames was instant! killed. The passengers escaped uninjured. The engin bad just been placed upon tbe road. Marine Dismrter*. LOPH OF THE SHIP FAVOHITK ? BARK Bl'OKBYE ABHOR. Hostox, Jan. 29, 1856. f The nhip Favorite, from New Orleans, for thia por went asbore this morning on Baker's Island Dw v?j sel and cargo will be a total loaa. The crew were save' The Favorite wai owned by G. F. 1- Warner oi New O leans. The bark Buckeye, from Africa for .-'alem, is a?liore < the inner breakers of Baker's I.tland, off Salem. have not yet b??n able to learn the particular*. 1'f steamer K. B Forbea has been sent to ber a?i>taoce. | Canadian Affairs. ArPOINTMBNT OF A PROVINCIAL BEC iKTARY. Moktkkai., Jan. ?.'!), 1365. George Etienne Cartier. an advocate of Montreal, a | a descendant of the famous Jacques Cartier, who li explored the tun-.ry, has been appointed I'roviix | Secretary for Canada. He is a man of great buitio capacity, extensive experience and vefy liberal opinio j ARREST OF A OAMi OP Bl'ROL AhB. Toronto, Jan. 'JX, 188* Three men, name'? Ward, Johnson, and Buddy, b bten arretted here on suspicion of being par*, of gang who have been engaged in the burg'ares wfc | hnve lately 'aken place here. A che.k found on od< j tlicm implicates them in tbe robbery of the II ami I o*t Office. They were armed with six barrelled vclvers. bowie liniver. Ac. From Philadelphia. A MEKCHtKT bRC WNEO? MI KDKROU8 AFi KAY. 1 Philaoki.pbia, Ji.u. -!i, 186 Mr. Mailmtn, a tobarco merchant, of Trenton, drowned on .Sucday afternoon, near Leeds' feint, N while <T?Ming Orea*. Pay in ccmpmy with Mr. Sooy. boat upset, and Mr. Stoy, by clinging to it, su.ceedr reaching the chore In two hour* after tbe accident; Mr. M., l?i>* fortunate, sunk to the bottom. Ihuing an allray which occurred at toe Wa Houre jeste.rdny, Hobert Mnitli stabbed John Hu and .lame* McCarthy. Hunter 'lied tbia morning the injuries he received, and McCarthy, it i? thougr fatally wounded. The Coroner it row investigating tbe death of M ? | Irrakin, wbo OieO last night at the H>?pital from a { liealt him by M.hael Loughney <>n Thursday nixbt j with a pound weight. A Cotton Factory Destroyed by Fire. Watkrtown, Jan. 2'', 1> I The i rtton fa .-?nry 'if H S. McColburn, at <'-*rt [ JefTer?on co.. N. Y was burned down on Friday laat. Tie bu?d n. . machinery, and a large stojk ? i t<n?re at'tall""- .'Jo insurance, except on th J cbinerj. Th, Ohio River, Air. Cincinnati, Jan. -'9, 1 The merit full of heavy ice, and navigation a i entirely atispmded. Kaetern exchi.rge '? one per cent premium. The 'Weather at l.oulavllIc. Loi wvii.le, Jan. 29. 1 Tbe weather is intently cold. The river is heavy Boating ice. and the New Orleans and Cm' boats abandoned. Markets. Nkw omkank, Jan. J#, j The a<!vices h? ;he T'aciflr ??r.' flMMM M* aociated press at noon to day, ami imparted feeling to the cotton markei, buta ditttmlty to o? prevented any actual advances. I"be snle? weri bales. The week's business foots up 43,000 b? J tbe sto:k on l.anl is 1W.OOO bales. He eiptsof tl 73, tOO bales. 8ter!mg exchange is quoted at b } Hiltimoiu, Jan. 29, New Orleans papers of Tuesday laat are receive, receipts of cotton at New Orleans on Monday an 1 to over If, 000 bait*. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. ItiiMiucu-iMA, Jan 29, Oar money market la easy to <?ay. but q uota't uncharged.' H?o-ka are steady at the following lions heaoleg Railroad fen, , II orris (anal l > , Island Rsilroad IS. ? enniylvanla Railroad 43;,. fjlTSDia Slate Ave* 8?. j Another .Mall Itobber Caught. We are informed by a correspondent at Norwich , that * very imp'.rtar.' arrest was mads on m ' | ning at WlllimMtic, CVnu , for mail robbei (requetit losses of letter packages between Hart i Ni l wicb bad MMMi the attention of the po? L , Of those cities, and satisfied thern that Miroe'.l ' | wrong on That route. Mr. Hothrook. tbe I'ost O! rjl agebt, waa written to on the subject, wh ? * in that vlcio ty. ami after a careful and secret gstion of a few days, became satisfW tha*. th' was at Willimsnti.-, s stsMon on the New l/??d liamsu'.ic sod I'aim'r-' Railroad. After severs cessfol efforts to '.rap tbe person suspected, ? succeeded on Saturday Isat, having rois?e?i mail of that dsy, t-ade up at Hartford for N? nvmfcer of letter p^ I ages. some of which easily have recognized on seeing them again. < stance* fx iot?d very strongly to the ticket n tbe Will mastic station ? R1*?n C. K?ai-o?a gall* y person and he was ?oon after wa.ted ip agett, a*d efcirge ? s?i*b '.hat and '-be previen ?ee. 0| eearching tha, n??r?ej vs* found whir vkv* -?.eaUL<s? as u?>.4-n .a jVU it Urt i^eu^wjw?icb( ?na a^o oae vl